Idaho Queen

Flashback Summer: 1940s 1950s Unique Vintage blue velvet gown

I don't know about you guys, but I have an irrational need to be ready for formal events. Like, what if I get invited to a ball? What if the governor calls and wants me to go to her New Year's Day brunch? What if I find out I'm a princess and Julie Andrews is my grandmother and I have a coronation to attend?!

How horrifically awful would it be to get an invitation to such amazing events and have to go underdressed because I had nothing proper to wear?!  The HORROR!

Snow Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening is one of those things that I've always thought about but hadn't tried for myself until recently. I've had pretty naturally bright teeth, but as the years have gone by and my tea and coffee habit has grown, I've noticed that my teeth are starting to stain a bit. 

Turns out, the ladies of yesteryear were also concerned about that! 

Vintage Capsule Wardrobe Update

So I’m a bit over halfway into my two month trip, and I’ve got an update on how my capsule wardrobe is working for me!

I’ve created this video showcasing one of my capsule wardrobe outfits and some of the things I’ve noticed about my capsule wardrobe so far.

It basically sums up to this: The capsule wardrobe is actually working quite well for me; I just wish I had a mid-weight jacket of some kind for this in-between, cold-ish weather that doesn’t quite merit a big coat.

But overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many outfits I’ve been able to make.


6 YEAR Blogiversary!


Wow, guys.  I just can't even believe it: October marked my SIXTH blogging anniversary!  I published my very first blog post on October 14, 2012. (You can read it here if you'd like a chuckle and hopefully appreciate how far I've come, ha!)

My Two-Month Vintage Wardrobe


Just this week, I've hopped to the other side of the country to attend a two-month training for my job in the military. I'm super excited to learn new things and be in a different part of the U.S. for a bit. 

However, I've really had to think through my packing.

Of course, I'll mostly be wearing a military uniform during the day, but I still need to bring enough clothing to last me for nights and weekends for two months. This clothing also needs to be appropriate for both fall and winter, and--obviously--I'd like to also look great.

Home Sweet Mountain Home Air Force Base

Flashback Summer: Mountain Home Air Force Base vintage style 1940s novelty print Fabric

In this post I've linked to my Spoonflower shop. I'm not officially partnering with Spoonflower, but if you buy any of my fabric designs I do receive a percentage of the profits as a designer. This money helps me buy coffee, fabric, hats and supports my blogging habit; you all know how it goes!

I've long complained about the uninspired quality of modern military-themed fabrics. Particularly compared to the creative and beautiful patriotic prints of the 1940s, they're pretty icky and there aren't a lot of options.

It was finally time to stop complaining and DO something about it!